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« Reply #4725 on: November 11, 2008, 10:40:47 PM »
The Evil Dead Man's Chest... now that would be an awesome movie!
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« Reply #4726 on: November 11, 2008, 11:35:47 PM »
My wife is taking pastry classes.... Bets on how long 'till I go into some sort of sugar shock.
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« Reply #4727 on: November 12, 2008, 12:29:32 AM »
^ She could use Splenda - although that's chlorinated sugar based on what I read.  Stevia is the better bet.

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« Reply #4728 on: November 12, 2008, 12:39:50 AM »
splenda tastes bad

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« Reply #4729 on: November 12, 2008, 12:43:43 AM »
^ I used to put Splenda only in my coffee until I read about the chlorination process required to make Splenda.  I no longer use Splenda.

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« Reply #4730 on: November 12, 2008, 12:46:01 AM »
Stevia is the better bet. >>>> Bingo...
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« Reply #4731 on: November 12, 2008, 01:03:55 AM »
C'mon - she's at one of the best cooking schools in the area - so no fakies allowed.  I'm controlling myself (for now).  Good thing we have company for a few days to alleviate the "burden."
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« Reply #4732 on: November 12, 2008, 01:35:11 AM »
I placed myself on a low fat diet and cut back my sweets.  I lost a few pounds in less than 2 weeks.

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« Reply #4733 on: November 12, 2008, 10:08:28 AM »
I love stevia. The seed company we buy from every year sells potted stevia plants. I'm considering buying one for the 2009 growing season.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4734 on: November 12, 2008, 11:29:04 AM »
Huh.  Stevia.  What kind of care do they require?
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« Reply #4735 on: November 12, 2008, 01:00:15 PM »
^ From my understanding, not much. You treat them much like any other windowsill plant, and they'll give off a little stevia each year--enough for a mild coffee habit, at least.

Of course, my understanding is gained from Internet sources. I'll know more when the seed company drops the hundred-page stevia manual at my doorstep.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4736 on: November 12, 2008, 07:34:18 PM »
Splenda is the better sounding of the two.  Sure, Stevia IS the better sweetener, but it souds like a social disease.

Personally, I prefer Honey.


Oh, and cleveland,  three weeks.


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« Reply #4737 on: November 12, 2008, 10:50:03 PM »
Funny, I dont think I've ever read (or Listened to) this version of the classic...

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« Reply #4738 on: November 12, 2008, 11:03:45 PM »
Arghhhhhh! My eyes! They burn!
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« Reply #4739 on: November 13, 2008, 12:28:15 AM »
^^ Yeah, that's really awful - to the point of disgust, Yeech!

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« Reply #4740 on: November 13, 2008, 02:23:40 PM »
Eye bleach!  Get your eye bleach here!
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« Reply #4741 on: November 13, 2008, 03:42:37 PM »
I missed the pic! What was it? I'm starting to feel out of place here. Wheres me green dot?  :laugh:
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« Reply #4742 on: November 13, 2008, 03:45:42 PM »
^ A picture was posted from a website which had a book cover for The Prince with the actual rockstar, Prince, in his birthday suit.

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« Reply #4743 on: November 13, 2008, 03:46:42 PM »
Eye bleach!  Get your eye bleach here!

Chlorine will make one blind.  Maybe you meant Eye Wash?   ;D

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« Reply #4744 on: November 13, 2008, 04:24:02 PM »
Eye bleach!  Get your eye bleach here!

Chlorine will make one blind.  Maybe you meant Eye Wash?   ;D

After seeing something like that, you'll wish you were blind.  Fortunately, I missed it but the description alone is enough to haunt my nightmares.
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« Reply #4745 on: November 13, 2008, 05:42:33 PM »
Sorry, didnt intend to offend.


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« Reply #4746 on: November 13, 2008, 05:49:46 PM »
Fwiw, it didn't offend me, and I didn't think it "obscene," I was mostly joking around   ;D
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« Reply #4747 on: November 13, 2008, 06:29:45 PM »
After seeing something like that, you'll wish you were blind.

Nah, I've seen far worse and there are some things, medically related, that I wish I never see unless I'm sedated.   8)

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« Reply #4748 on: November 13, 2008, 09:19:08 PM »
I remember the band Blindfaith...combination of Cream & Traffic, I think...maybe
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« Reply #4749 on: November 13, 2008, 09:28:56 PM »
I've seen worse, much worse.  Some people on the Net have a sick sense of humor and think everyone else should share it.  :P  A couple of months ago, a friend of mine got spammed with all sorts of perverted pictures because of something he posted on a message board.  It's ridiculous.
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« Reply #4750 on: November 13, 2008, 09:35:45 PM »
I remember the band Blindfaith...combination of Cream & Traffic, I think...maybe

Completely unrelated, but your avatar makes me think of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


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« Reply #4751 on: November 13, 2008, 11:02:00 PM »
The poem is good, though I'm at a lost for the name...

My avatar fits me just fine, I do enjoy some solitude, a little pipe weed & a pint... 8)

I earned it, got 6 grandkids roaming the house presently... :P
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« Reply #4752 on: November 15, 2008, 12:29:55 PM »
"Oh, give me a hooome
Where the grandchildren rooaam..."

 ;)  I've got plenty of that now with just first level children/teens

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« Reply #4753 on: November 15, 2008, 06:14:08 PM »
Oh give me a street,
Where they sell real fresh meat,
And apparment with smells of the fray.

Where seldom is heard,
The sweet chirp of a bird,
'Cause most likely it's on the lunch tray.
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« Reply #4754 on: November 16, 2008, 03:53:30 PM »
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« Reply #4755 on: November 16, 2008, 05:09:33 PM »
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« Reply #4756 on: November 16, 2008, 05:21:24 PM »
^ Can Bolt and Rhino lead an all feline "Kitty Force" to liberate the above feline from human oppression?  We'll find out on November 21.

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« Reply #4757 on: November 17, 2008, 12:39:23 AM »
The Washington Redskins are now 0-10 when they play games on November 16 after losing to the Dallas Cowboys.

There was a tie between the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.  The last NFL regular season tie was in 2002.  There are no tie games during the playoffs.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4758 on: November 17, 2008, 12:42:08 AM »
The Washington Redskins are now 0-10 when they play games on November 16 after losing to the Dallas Cowboys.

There was a tie between the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.  The last NFL regular season tie was in 2002.  There are no tie games during the playoffs.
Of course not!  I watched one NFL playoff game in the mid 80's that went to a second overtime because of that rule.  Very long game, since NFL overtime is no Kansas Plan.
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« Reply #4759 on: November 17, 2008, 01:00:50 AM »
Of course not!  I watched one NFL playoff game in the mid 80's that went to a second overtime because of that rule.  Very long game, since NFL overtime is no Kansas Plan.

Here is the aforementioned game:

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The New York Jets were largely in control of this game, and after a Freeman McNeil 25 yard touchdown, giving the Jets a 20-10 lead with 4:14 left in the game, the "Dog pound" in Cleveland Stadium became a dour place.
In a January 2, 1987 article, the New York Times identified Mark Gastineau as "the Jet who must make the big play on defense." On the Browns next drive, Gastineau did made the big play - a roughing the passer penalty on 3 and 24; a costly penalty, giving the Browns a valuable first down. Browns Quarterback Bernie Kosar turned that opportunity into a 68-yard scoring drive.
The Jets went three-and-out in their next possession, setting up a final drive for the Browns. With seven seconds left in regulation, a 37-yard pass play from Kosar to Receiver Webster Slaughter set up the game tying field goal by Mark Moseley.
After the Jets punted on their first overtime possession, the Browns drove to the Jets' 5 yard line, where despite the apparent sure victory, Moseley missed a 23-yarder wide right.
After a series of punts shared between the teams, Kosar again led the Browns on a 60-yard drive, ending the game two minutes, two seconds into the second overtime on a 27-yard field goal.
In that game, Kosar set post season records for completions, attempts, and passing yards.

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Besides the 2008 Baltimore Ravens, has a team ever lost in the same year to teams quarterbacked by brothers?  So, a team would have to lose to the Indianapolis Colts (QB'ed by Peyton Manning) and the New York Giants (QB'ed by Eli Manning) in the same year?

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« Reply #4760 on: November 17, 2008, 01:24:30 AM »
Of course not!  I watched one NFL playoff game in the mid 80's that went to a second overtime because of that rule.  Very long game, since NFL overtime is no Kansas Plan.

Here is the aforementioned game:

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The New York Jets were largely in control of this game, and after a Freeman McNeil 25 yard touchdown, giving the Jets a 20-10 lead with 4:14 left in the game, the "Dog pound" in Cleveland Stadium became a dour place.
In a January 2, 1987 article, the New York Times identified Mark Gastineau as "the Jet who must make the big play on defense." On the Browns next drive, Gastineau did made the big play - a roughing the passer penalty on 3 and 24; a costly penalty, giving the Browns a valuable first down. Browns Quarterback Bernie Kosar turned that opportunity into a 68-yard scoring drive.
The Jets went three-and-out in their next possession, setting up a final drive for the Browns. With seven seconds left in regulation, a 37-yard pass play from Kosar to Receiver Webster Slaughter set up the game tying field goal by Mark Moseley.
After the Jets punted on their first overtime possession, the Browns drove to the Jets' 5 yard line, where despite the apparent sure victory, Moseley missed a 23-yarder wide right.
After a series of punts shared between the teams, Kosar again led the Browns on a 60-yard drive, ending the game two minutes, two seconds into the second overtime on a 27-yard field goal.
In that game, Kosar set post season records for completions, attempts, and passing yards.

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Besides the 2008 Baltimore Ravens, has a team ever lost in the same year to teams quarterbacked by brothers?  So, a team would have to lose to the Indianapolis Colts (QB'ed by Peyton Manning) and the New York Giants (QB'ed by Eli Manning) in the same year?
When was the last time a pair of brothers QB'ed different NFL teams at the same time?

I find it interesting that the Giants ran the ball down the throats (200+ yards rushing) of the best rush defense in the NFL.
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« Reply #4761 on: November 17, 2008, 01:35:56 AM »
NFL needs to adopt the NCAAF OT format...
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« Reply #4762 on: November 17, 2008, 01:36:20 AM »
When was the last time a pair of brothers QB'ed different NFL teams at the same time?

The San Antonio sports column only reports 6 pairs of brothers ever playing QB in the NFL.

"Only six other pairs of brothers have played quarterback in the league since it formed in the 1920s, and none of those duos have even come close to matching the Detmers' combined longevity. Ty broke into the league with Green Bay in 1992 after a Heisman Trophy-winning career at BYU, and Koy joined him in Philadelphia five years later after starring at Colorado."

I find it interesting that the Giants ran the ball down the throats (200+ yards rushing) of the best rush defense in the NFL.

Ravens don't talk as much trash under their new coach and the Giants took exception to the trash coming out of Ray Lewis' mouth.  He's past his prime and the Ravens paid the price.  In consolation, the Ravens have gone 29 games without giving up a 100 yard rusher.

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« Reply #4763 on: November 17, 2008, 01:43:01 AM »
NFL needs to adopt the NCAAF OT format...
Kansas Plan, right?  At least that would fix the problem of a team NEVER getting the ball (and the chance to score) during an overtime period because they lost the coin toss.
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« Reply #4764 on: November 17, 2008, 01:51:30 AM »
Sudden death is the NFL going back to the 1958 Championship Game.

Golf tournaments end in sudden death playoffs.  I have no problem with the NFL keeping sudden death.  After all, the losing team had 60 the same 60 minutes to do something as the winning team.

TV obligations prevent the NFL from playing multiple regular season OTs.  In playoff season, all bets are off.   ;D

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« Reply #4765 on: November 17, 2008, 02:00:36 AM »
Golf tournaments end in sudden death playoffs.
But each of the contestants in the overtime period has the same opportunity to score without the other trying to keep him FROM scoring.  Your golf example is actually more like the example of using extra innings to decide a baseball game--each team has the same opportunity to score (albeit, against an opponent hellbent on keeping them from scoring).
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« Reply #4766 on: November 17, 2008, 02:04:59 AM »
A golfer and a relief pitcher face the same stress in extra inning situations.

With football, both teams physically beat each other up for 60 minutes.  If they've reached a tie and have to play overtime, the team that doesn't get the ball failed in preventing the other team from scoring.  Why do they need to be rewarded with one more chance?

In college, ties were more common before the OT rule was implemented.  OT was implemented more for the BCS than anything else and College is supposedly a fairer environment than the cutthroat NFL.

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« Reply #4767 on: November 17, 2008, 03:14:33 AM »
With football, both teams physically beat each other up for 60 minutes.  If they've reached a tie and have to play overtime, the team that doesn't get the ball failed in preventing the other team from scoring.  Why do they need to be rewarded with one more chance?
That's the problem.  They didn't get an equitable chance to begin with, so how can you reward them with one more of what they never had:  possession of the ball with the chance to score?

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In college, ties were more common before the OT rule was implemented.
Of course ties were more common before OT.  After OT was implemented, teams would play as many OT's as were needed to finally crown a winner, thus rendering ties virtually impossible.  I think the NCAA Div. I-A record for most overtimes is seven (Arkansas 58, Ole Miss 56 (14-14 after regulation), on 11/03/2001; and Arkansas 71, Kentucky 63 (24-24 after regulation) on 11/01/2003; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtime_(sports)#North_American_sports).

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OT was implemented more for the BCS than anything else
Then how do you explain NCAA Division II & III games going to overtime, as well?  They actually use playoffs to determine their national champs.

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and College is supposedly a fairer environment than the cutthroat NFL.
A good argument for implementing the Kansas Plan for NFL overtimes. ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4768 on: November 17, 2008, 11:13:32 AM »
All I know is....my Bengals actually managed to not lose.

A tie will make our 2008 season highlight reel, I'm afraid!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4769 on: November 17, 2008, 12:03:08 PM »
^ It's the Ocho Cinco Curse.   :D